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FoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer
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Wide-mouth jar sealer fits on pint- and quart-size, wide-mouth, Mason-type jars. view larger
Works with any FoodSaver heat-seal vacuum sealing system with an accessory port (machine not included). view larger
BPA-free, stain-resistant, and dishwasher-safe design. view larger
Creates an air-tight vacuum seal. Ideal for liquids, fragile foods, and dry foods. view larger
FoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer
Creates an Air-Tight Seal
Don't just close those Mason-type jars, make them air-tight with help from this wide-mouth jar sealer from the experts at the FoodSaver brand. The handy one-piece attachment fits on pint- and quart-size, wide-mouth, Ball and Kerr Mason jars to create an effective vacuum seal that locks out air, sealing freshness in. Re-seal those handy food-storage jars again and again, using a standard Mason jar lid and the FoodSaver jar sealer.
Easy to Use
The jar sealer works with any FoodSaver vacuum sealing system (machine not included). Simply connect one end of the jar sealer to the machine's accessory port and the white, round-shaped end to the top of a lidded Mason jar, so that it fits securely over the screwed-on lid. With the push of a button, the system quickly extracts all the air from inside the jar, pulling it out through the flexible tubing to form an air-tight seal.
Ideal for Liquid and Dry Storage Alike
Though not to be used as a replacement for traditional canning methods, the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer works well for safely storing strawberry and blackberry jams, chocolate sauces, hot mustards, and other liquids and fragile foods. It's equally effective for storing dry foods like brown sugar, aromatic spices, dried fruit, and baking flour.
Keeps Food Fresh up to 5x Longer -- Save up to $2700 a Year
The FoodSaver jar sealer keeps food fresh up to five times longer when compared to other storage methods (like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap and plastic containers). The FoodSaver system can also help you save up to $2700 a year by buying food in bulk, purchasing on-sale food items, and not having to worry about freezer burn or wasted food.
BPA-Free and Dishwasher-Safe Design
The jar sealer ensures convenient, reliable performance from one use to the next. Made with BPA-free plastic, the wide-mouth jar sealer is odor-proof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher.
About the FoodSaver brand
The FoodSaver brand provides a range of vacuum sealing systems and an array of useful accessories like containers, jar sealers, and wine-bottle stoppers as well as pre-cut freezer bags and rolls of bag material for creating custom-size bags. An effective and convenient food-storage solution. The FoodSaver brand not only helps people save time, money, and food, but it also helps keep kitchens running smoothly and efficiently--perfect for busy families or for those who love to entertain.
FoodSaver Products vs. Ordinary Storage Methods
|FREEZER ||Ordinary Storage ||FoodSaver System |
|Beef, Game & Poultry ||6 months ||2-3 years |
|Fish ||6 months ||2 years |
|Soups & Stews ||3-6 months ||1-2 years |
|Coffee Beans ||6-9 months ||2-3 years |
|Vegetables ||8 months ||2-3 years |
|Bread ||6-12 months ||1-3 years |
|REFRIGERATOR ||Ordinary Storage ||FoodSaver System |
|Cheese ||1-2 weeks ||4-8 months |
|Lettuce ||3-6 days ||2 weeks |
|Berries ||1-6 days ||1-2 weeks |
|PANTRY ||Ordinary Storage ||FoodSaver System |
|Flour & Sugar ||6 months ||1-2 years |
|Rice & Pasta ||6 months ||1-2 years |
|Cookies ||1-2 weeks ||3-6 weeks |
Works with the Following FoodSaver Systems
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|Manual/Automatic Operation ||Manual||Manual ||Manual ||Fully Automatic ||Fully Automatic ||Fully Automatic |
|Cordless, Compact Handheld ||✓ || || || || || |
|Works with Heat Seal Bags & Rolls || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Airtight Heat Seal ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Extra-Wide Sealing Strip|| ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Patented Removable Drip Tray || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Accessory Port || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Starter Kit Included || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Moist/Dry Food Settings || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Built-in Roll Storage & Cutter || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Adjustable Speed Settings || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ || |
|Automatic Bag Detection || || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Automatic Moist/Dry Detection || || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Marinate Capabilities || || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Canister Mode || || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Accessory Button || || || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Built-in Retractable Accessory Hose || || || ||✓ ||✓ |
|Works with Vacuum Zipper Bags ||✓ || || || || ||✓ |
|Retractable Handheld Sealer || || || || || ||✓ |
|Easy Access Pull-out Drip Tray Drawer || || || || || ||✓ |
For use with wide-mouth standard size mason-type jars and lids
Re-vacuums jars easily. Plastic air tube not included
Great for liquids, sauces, fragile foods and dry goods
Air-tight and odor proof
Dishwasher safe and BPA free
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779 of 787 found the following review helpful:
Great product - money saver!Aug 01, 2008
FoodSaver may be kind of shooting themselves in the foot with this product. We found their plastic canisters to be rather expensive, and there were too many reviews saying people had experienced cracks in them. I'm sure a plastic canister would be good in some circumstances, but when we found out there are wide-mouth 2 quart canning jars (you generally only see 1 quart and 1 pint in the stores), we bought the last 3 cases of them we could find locally (6 jars in each case) and ordered this Jar Sealer. What a great product!
Just so there's no misunderstanding, this product is removed after the jar is sealed, and the lid stays put - just screw on the jar ring and put away whatever is in the jar. At first it was a little unclear whether we had to get one of these attachments for each jar, but that's not the case.
Now we can use relatively inexpensive (and durable) ½ gallon canning jars (as well as the smaller sizes) for various food items, take out what we need for use, and immediately vacuum-seal the jar again with the remaining contents. A case of six 2 quart jars was just over $8.00, so for about $25 (plus the one-time cost of the jar sealer attachment of course) we have 9 gallons of storage capacity to use over and over, without concern for cracking like the FoodSaver plastic canisters apparently do too often. And replacing the sealing lids when they finally need replacing is a minimal expense. This also sure beats the cost of the plastic sealing bags that generally can only be used one or two times, when we can use these jars over and over instead of the bags. There is a place for the plastic bags, but we're finding so far that a whole lot that we initially started putting in the bags can just as easily (if not easier) go in the jars. Additionally, the jars keep powdered or liquid products from going into the vacuum sealer much more easily than the bags laying flat at the mouth of the sealer.
All around, these easy to use and very inexpensive for ongoing use, with almost nothing to replace or crack, and easy to store.
One tip: read the instructions carefully. DO NOT open the FoodSaver lid first when it's finished, or it will repressurize the jar. Follow the instructions and remove one end of the plastic tube first - there will be just a little puff of air as air re-enters the system, but it doesn't go into the jar and destroy the vacuum in the jar. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
186 of 193 found the following review helpful:
Great Food Storage Device!!Feb 06, 2005
By Gavin S. Pope
I have had a Tilia FoodSaver for more than two years. This particular attachment is used every day in my kitchen. It is a wonderful way to preserve foods from the ravages of spoilage. I vacuum seal all of my spices, brown sugar, coffee, candy, chips, strawberries, shredded cheeses, tea, etc., etc., etc. Using wide mouth jars that I have used for years in canning, I can seal just about anything that will fit into a jar that uses a wide mouth lid. In addition, this sealer can be used on the Tilia canisters, both small and large, to seal them as well.
Everything that is sealed in this manner stays very fresh and I can buy larger amounts of things on sale and seal in the freshness. My favorite use is for coffee beans. Recently, I purchased 10 lbs of beans of various types at half price ($4/lb instead of $8/lb) saving more than the cost of this item in that single purchase. The beans stay absolutely fresh until I use them!!
A warning about using the lids, both the jar and the lids must be VERY clean to hold the seal. You should regularly check your sealed jars to make sure that they remain sealed. Also, there can be no chips or cracks anywhere on the jar.
I really do enjoy the sound of popping a lid and hearing the whooosh of the air when it rushes into the vacuum created by my Tilia FoodSaver. I just know that what is inside that jar is FRESH.
114 of 117 found the following review helpful:
WORKS GREAT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE ITJul 31, 2006
By Konni Cantrall
This jar sealer is a necessity if you have a Foodsaver! Much cheaper than using those expensive canisters and it keeps your food fresh! There's nothing better than opening a jar and hearing the whoosh of air going in! Lets you know it's fresh! For all of those reviewers who had problems with it sealing, I have a tip that should eliminate those sealing problems. When you seal the jar put TWO mason lids on top, one on top of the other. Then seal the jar. The top lid should pop right off and the bottom lid will be vacuumed tight and secure! (If the top lid doesn't come off right away, just give it a few hours and it will come loose.) Not sure why it works this way, but it does! For those jars that you seal for longer than a week I would recommend checking the seal every once and a while. I have had a jar lose it's vacuum a time a two. BUT a great majority of the time it remains sealed. Highly recommend!
110 of 115 found the following review helpful:
Does the jobJul 28, 2005
Works perfectly. Soup, sauces, etc. last much longer when vacuum sealed in a mason jar. More economical than the expensive canisters sold by Foodsaver. The only drawback is that it's a very tight seal; have to pry it open with edge of a spoon or knife to break the vacuum.
141 of 152 found the following review helpful:
Tricks to get it to workJan 25, 2007
By R. Chiu
At first I had the problem with it not sealing the lid also. After some investigation, I notice that the pump is acutally holding the lid up and away from the jar during vacuuming. When the pump stopped, the air slowly flowed back around the lid and into the jar. (Excuse me for I'm about to go scientific here) This slow movement of the air creates a pretty much equal pressure on both sides of the lid, therefore keeping the lid "afloat". The solution is to create a greater pressue on the topside of the lid than the bottom side of the lid. However, the clear plastic tube that's attached to the jar sealer has such a narrow channel that it won't allow the pressure to build up fast enough to "press" the lid down before air is leaked back into the jar.
The trick is to remove the tube quickly from the jar sealer while holding the jar sealer down on the lid. The hole on the jar sealer itself is large enough to build up air pressure quickly, but you must do it fast or else you'll let air back into the jar.
This is exactly how I do it:
1) Move the jar right next to the food saver
2) Hold the jar sealer on top of the jar with the thumb and index finger while pressing the power button on the food saver with other fingers of the same hand. Not very easy at first, but with practice it should become second nature.
3) With the other hand, hold the plug of the tube that's attached to the jar sealer.
4) Once the FoodSaver switches from vacuum to seal, quickly yank out the plug of the tube.
Now the lid should be tightly sealed against the jar.
I gave it 2 stars for bad engineering, but I don't regret buying it.
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